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Walk 49: Ayot Short Loop

An easy walk on the flat

1.5 miles (2.5 km)


Photograph of the old church at Ayot St Lawrence part of Walk 49: Ayot Short Loop

A flat, pleasant and easy walk around the north side of the village of Ayot St Lawrence circling round Ayot Park and round the back of Shaw's Corner.

Directions


Map for Walk 49: Ayot Short Loop  Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker  Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors  Note: There is a larger, more-detailed map embedded at the end of these directions
Map for Walk 49: Ayot Short Loop
Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker
Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors
Note: There is a larger, more-detailed map embedded at the end of these directions

1: Park opposite The Brocket Arms and head north-east along the lane until you reach the bend. Here you take the bridleway on your left, Ayot St Lawrence bridleway 10, and head north with Ayot House on your left. Continue until you reach a group of houses.

2: Here you turn left on head south-west on Codicote footpath 37 and head SW for 410m.

3: In the corner of the field you come to a gate, go through and head S on Ayot St Lawrence footpath 5 for 300m towards the new St Lawrence Church.

4: Go through the gate at the end of the field and enter the churchyard. Walk past the church and follow the path, Ayot St Lawrence footpath 6, S until it hits Bibbs Hall lane.

5: Turn right on Bibbs Hall lane and look out for a footpath on your left after 45m. This is Kimpton footpath 13. Take this and head S.

6: You will reach a bend to the left and a footpath T junction. Take the footpath on the left, Wheathampstead footpath 99, and head E until you reach the Bride Hall Lane

7: Turn left and follow the lane past Shaw's Corner, and back to the village. On your way you will see the ruins of the old church on your left.

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